Man suspected of stealing parents’ car waves at officers during police chase, kicks out patrol car window

Updated with a video taken by Matt Kennelly at the scene of the arrest.

A 28-year-old man who allegedy stole his parents’ car while they were out of town was arrested in downtown Edmonds and transported to Snohomish County Jail Saturday afternoon — but not before he kicked out the window of the Edmonds police car he was riding in.

According to Edmonds police spokesman Sgt. Mark Marsh, Edmonds police responded to a report of an erratic driver who was getting out of his car and acting strangely along the Edmonds waterfront. Police determined that the vehicle had been stolen during a residential burglary, and it was later discovered that the suspect stole the vehicle from his parents, Edmonds residents who were out of town at the time.

When Edmonds police attempted to stop the vehicle, a short pursuit ensued, “during which the suspect repeatedly waived at the officers as he drove through the downtown area,” Marsh said. Officers were able to block the suspect in, and took him into custody. “The suspect continued to act irrationally as he was being arrested,” Marsh said, and later broke the patrol car window, requiring Edmonds police to request assistance from Lynnwood police.

The suspect was eventually taken to the jail and booked on related charges, Marsh said.

  1. That’s two incidents involving the police in as many days. What’s happening to our peaceful little burg?

  2. Just wanted to say thank you to the police department as they have to protect us in these sad situations.

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